Head of Tibetan Plateau Program (Xining)

Posted on 13 August 2012   |  
Head of Tibetan Plateau Program (Xining) 
Key Function
Overall management responsibility for all activities within the Tibetan Plateau Program (TPP) 
Own the development and implementation of conservation strategies and action plans for the source area of Yangtze or Qinghai-Tibet Plateau under CPO Business plan and Yangtze EAP framework.
Overall responsibility to manage the TPP’s finances and helps ensure sufficient funding in place to manage ongoing activities (people and projects) 
Work with CPO relevant department/progams to build adequate capacity in Lhasa and Xining offices to deliver conservation outcomes according to TPP 5-year strategy and CPO five-year conservation and business plan and signed donor contracts.
Build and maintain good partnerships in TAR and Qinghai, e.g.  Forestry departments, other agencies and other NGOs.
Coordinate and communicate with existing donors to help they all be involved or informed when important steps coming and milestones appeared during program/project implementation according to agreed action plans and contracts in the field
1. Takes the lead to develop and implement the TPP conservation strategy in line with the Yangtze EAP Strategy/Framework.
2. Lead the team to develop and agree on annual work plan and budget according to existing donor contracts.
3. Work with HR department to hire necessary staff to build capacity for Lhasa office and Xining offices and help the team functioning for effective operation to deliver conservation outcomes through coaching and exchanging with nearby field offices and make sure that there is good communication with Beijing office in terms of finance management and implementation capacity needs. 
4. Develop strategies on how to synergize and share resources among Lhasa, Xining, Chengdu, Xian and Beijing offices to make sure they can support each other to make big conservation impacts at different levels in a  cost-effective way.
5. Approach MOU review/discussions with TAR and Qinghai provinces towards signing of MOU between CPO and two forestry departments in each province respectively
6. Build contact with existing donors for updating progress being made for agreed contracts with support from the team. This includes management of financial and technical progress reports. Attend related workshops meetings as needed regard to fundraising, exchanging, typical issue discussion and other issues if necessary.
7. Seeking technical support both in and outside two provinces for carry out project activities to fulfill capacity gaps of the team if any
8. Build and maintain partnership with other NGOs and institutes to looking for cooperation efforts and leverage impacts
9. Responsible to manage all financials within the TPP
10. And other related duties as directed by your line manager
5 years working experiences on managing large scale conservation programs in China, grass land management and conservation related education and working background are preferable
Familiar with program cycle management with its tools and standards
Excellent in both Chinese and English speaking and writing. Speaking Tibetan is highly preferable
Familiar with Chinese government working streams and high sensitivity in working with multi-culture situations.
Strong management skills including leading teams and managing project finances.
Strong Team work spirit with good communication and facilitating skills
Willingness to travel in the region both in and outside China extensively.
Contact information: 
Candidates should send a cover letter, CV in English and Chinese to hr@wwfchina.org. 
Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation and send them in attachment. 
Application deadline: 31st,August, 2012


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